Grassroot Innovations

Head Load Reducing Device


Rural women walk many tens of miles with heavy load on their head which causes stress, discomfort and eventually head and neck injuries. The product is an ergonomically designed device fixed on top of the head, with two extended supporting rods from the sides of the device. The device transfers the weight carried on the head to the shoulders, which is better positioned to carry weight.

Innovator: Shri Khimjibhai Kanadia

Area: Engineering Sciences

Contact Address: Sabarkantha

State: Gujarat

Funding agency: Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Govt. of India

National Mission: Skill India

Recognition: Awarded by NIF

Implementing institute: Gujarat Grassroots Innovations Augmentation Network (GIAN), India


The device helps women to take rest while carrying load on their head by shifting the load to shoulder and vice versa.

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